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Yearbook 2021: Spine

Ryan Papenhuyzen

Despite a long stint on the sidelines in 2021, Papi produced some champagne footy in his 15 appearances. He notched up 14 tries, 49 goals, 6 try assists, 58 tackle breaks and 14 line breaks. Among the best fullbacks in the competition.

Four first half tries for Paps

Cameron Munster

Played his 150th game for Melbourne this year and represented Queensland in all three Origin games. In 20 appearances for Storm he scored 7 tries, assisted 13 tries and 10 line breaks.

Munster has the ball on a string early

Jahrome Hughes

One of our most important playmakers, Hughesy assisted a massive 19 tries this season, crossed for 9 of his own and assisted 13 line breaks. His kicking game went to another level in 2021 and while he might be underrated outside of the club, we rate him highly.

Hughes, Hughes and more Hughes

Nicho Hynes

Paps' long term injury was an opportunity for Nicho to cement his place in the side and he didn't waste it. Sadly it meant he was ripe for another club to swoop in, and swoop they did. In 24 appearances he scored 7 tries, slotted 58 goals, assisted 17 tries and 26 line breaks.

Nicho Hynes reflects on his Melbourne Storm journey

Brandon Smith

Frequently employing his signature move - burrowing over from dummy half - Cheese scored 11 tries this year and assisted another 10 tries and 13 line breaks. He tackled at 91% efficiency, huge from our smallest forward.

Harry Grant

A future star and already in the conversation for best hookers in the game right now. H set up 9 tries and 8 line breaks and scored 5 of his own in 15 appearances. Not bad in a year interrupted by injury. 

Harry Grant just keeps getting better